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Madera County Sheriff’s Log Through November 4, 2019

Madera County Sheriff’s Log through November 4

MADERA COUNTY – Following are details from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office reports taken locally from Tuesday, October 29, to Monday, November 9, 2019. Oakhurst Possible Fraud On Tuesday, October 29, at 1:03 p.m., a cadet was dispatched to Liberty Drive in Oakhurst regarding a possible fraud. Recommend case to be closed due to a lack of leads. Coarsegold Theft ...

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Wheeler: Hike in TOT Could Fund New Fire Reduction District

MADERA — Supervisor Tom Wheeler is promoting a proposal which he says could help provide local home owners some relief from sky-high insurance costs. The plan, Wheeler adds, could also help reduce fire risk. The proposal comes at a time when many in the mountain community are struggling to pay for and maintain homeowners’ insurance — and concern is only ...

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‘Public Safety Power Shutoff’ Hits Eastern Madera County

By Sarah Jackson Special to Sierra News Online MOUNTAIN AREA — Shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday, PG&E began powering off eastern Madera County. PG&E customers from North Fork to Oakhurst to Yosemite Lakes Park began reporting their power was out between 1:30 and 1:45 p.m. According to PG&E’s website, as many as 16,675 PG&E customers around eastern Madera County could ...

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County: North Fork Roundabout to Open Before Thanksgiving

NORTH FORK — The future is coming to North Fork in a “round about” way. Construction of Madera County’s first public roundabout is on schedule and set to be finished later next month, according to Ahmad Alkhayyat, Madera County’s director of public works. “The currently expected completion date is prior to Thanksgiving, with the final traffic pattern going into effect ...

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Joint Investigation Started After Elections Officials Notice Registration Card Irregularities

MADERA — Madera County Registrar of Voters Rebecca Martinez and District Attorney Sally Moreno announced Friday (Oct. 18) that 12 felony counts have been filed against a Monterey County resident stemming from an alleged voter registration scheme during the 2018 Gubernatorial Election. “In July of 2018, my office received several registration cards that were distributed by April Atilano, EVP 2018,” ...

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Briceburg Firefight Lasts Into the Night

MARIPOSA COUNTY– A 30-acre brush fire that started along Highway 140 Sunday afternoon has now charred more than 4,400 acres and is only ten percent contained, according to the latest report from CAL FIRE, issued Wednesday afternoon. From all fronts, nearly 1000 fire personnel continue the firefight — day and night. Steven Ward, a CAL FIRE spokesman, explained how backfire ...

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Update: Briceburg Fire Grows to 2,235 Acres

MARIPOSA COUNTY — The Briceburg Fire has grown to 2,235 acres and is still just 10 percent contained, according to the latest updates issued Tuesday afternoon. Earlier Tuesday morning, CAL FIRE reported the fire’s size at 800 acres, with 10 percent containment. Fire officials in cooperation with the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol will be hosting a ...

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Mariposa County Community Health Clinic Services Announces Move

The Community Health clinic services provided by the Mariposa County Public Health Branch will be moving from the current office at 5085 Bullion Street to a new location at 5300 Hwy. 49 North in Mariposa. The move will take place the week of October 15. For more information, call 966-3689 or find updates on the Mariposa County Public Health Facebook ...

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Series of Brush Fires Flare Up Near Mariposa, Raymond

MARIPOSA — Several brush and vegetation fires flared up Thursday afternoon near Mariposa and Raymond. A vegetation fire that started about 1 p.m. north of Mariposa between Silva and Ashworth roads forced a temporary closure of Highway 49. Cal Fire also responded to reports of three other small fires in the area near the landfill, including one near Mykloaks Road. ...

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Madera County Crops Worth $2 Billion in 2018

MADERA — County Agricultural Commissioner Stephanie “Stevie” McNeill presented the 2018 Madera County Crop and Livestock report to the Madera County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday (October 1) — and the final tally on last year’s overall ag output was impressive. In 2018, the gross value of agricultural production in Madera County was $2,058,474,000 — an increase of $85,025,000 — ...

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